Thanks again to Art Director Rob Milton at Cyclist for a gorgeous feature on the Lapierre Cheshire Cobbled Classic with writer Trevor Ward. I am always thrilled to be part of Cyclist magazine. The ride was based on a sportive created by Francis at Cycle Classics which will run on Sunday 11th June 2017 (link below). It’s an incredibly beautiful but tough 100, mile sportive featuring twelve cobbled sections including The Corkscrew (45% gradient makes it the steepest climb in the UK) & the famous Swiss Hill where Team Sky train. Full link to the 8 page feature can be found on Francis’ site:
The Peak District is like the Lakes without the crowds, just beautiful, great cycling and trail running too. Our support vehicle was the very beautiful Hettie a Citroen H van owned by Andi of Urban Cycles offering amongst other things event support. Hanging out the back of the van and forcing a number of 3 point turns on tiny back roads (I was scouting locations kept losing my map reading thread) was fun (for me!)
Huge thanks to Trevor Ward for all the assistance on my first UK big ride. This man is so groomed I had to up my game after shooting this feature.